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Liberation & Reconciliation: The Heart of the Gospel

The heart of the gospel, the good news, is not right belief. The heart of the good news that Jesus came to proclaim is liberation from injustice and poverty, from racism and chauvinism and imperialism, from domination and persecution. 

Jesus was the Liberator whose whole life and message is aimed at getting the rich and powerful to act with justice and mercy, to give sight to the blind, liberty to the captives, and help to widows and children, the elderly and downtrodden. 

Truth is not found in some eternal doctrine, handed down by those in control. Truth cannot be got by the most powerful nor the most authoritative (though they'd like you to think so). What we can know on this side of death is always partial. It takes many voices, many authentic, lived viewpoints, to begin to piece it together-- and even then we'll not have the whole enormity of Truth. 

And so we must come together and listen to many voices. We need a reunion of the scattered parts of humanity and life. 

Speaker: Rev. Jean Rowe

Rev. Rowe is a graduate of Tufts University and Andover Newton Theological School, and was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard Divinity School.  She is a retired UU minister, a member of our congregation in Brevard, and our choir director. 

Services at 9:30 and 11:00am. Coffee and light refreshments between services.

UUTC is a Welcoming Congregation inclusive of persons of all backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles. Services are at 9:30 and 11:00am. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always warmly welcomed. Children's Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 11:00. Infant care is available during both services.


Earlier Event: August 5
Vitality Yoga with Kashmyra
Later Event: August 8
Gentle Chair Yoga with Kashmyra